Mar 21

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 12, Part 1

  Splitting the party Story-rich city setting Hero cheat sheet   The HeroQuest session on Saturday was as much fun as ever. The Players remain determined to split up as they explore the city in pursuit of their various goals. This intense play is characteristic of our city-based story arcs. Next time I will push …

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Mar 21

Updated: How to be a Bad GM

  Several years ago, my gaming group suffered a catastrophic personality clash, leading to the end of the campaign. This made me feel like a BAD GM, and a pretty poor friend. Here are some examples of how I went wrong, written in the hope you will learn from my mistakes.     Over-commit You …

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Mar 20

2017 Epic Reads: Austria

  A new year brought a new reading challenge for me. The plan is to read my way around Europe with a selection of YA novels.   Read more about the 2017 Reading Challenge here. Follow my progress on Pinterest, where I list all the books I read.   Once again, my reading is not …

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Mar 19

Forgotten Scrolls 26: Week 189

  The Forgotten Scrolls series is a weekly look at articles previously published during my three-and-a-half years of blogging. Before the usual rummage through the dusty archives, I direct you to my regular guest post at Ennead Games. Here I reprint an old essay.   This article has been given a fresh edit, a little …

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Mar 19

Writing Goals, 19th March, 2017

  Hi Everyone,   I am mostly running to schedule again today. This is now the stage of the weekend where I must push the boys through their homework. I am not sure who suffers more during this process.   Previously on Tales of a GM:   2 hours – Primary Goal – PTA paperwork …

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